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Governor keeping quiet on Indiana immigration bill

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels isn't saying how he feels about a proposal moving in the Legislature that would require police officers in the state to enforce federal immigration laws.

The sponsor of the bill approved Wednesday by a state Senate committee says it's aimed at having an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration.

Daniels told reporters that he wasn't taking a public stance on the bill, saying its provisions were still in flux.

Supporters of the legislation say it's needed because the federal government has failed to enforce immigration laws and that states are forced to spend millions of dollars on providing health care, education and other services for illegal immigrants.

Opponents fear it could lead to racial profiling and cast the state as intolerant.

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    That's the truth and also these companies should also pay more an hour to attract more legal workers. Those businesses that hire the immigrants is because they are not willing to pay decent wages to citizens because they can employ illegal immigrants for a lot less wage. Most Americans can't live off minimum wage the cost of living is too high. I think we should consider cracking down on companies also from being unfair to citizen employees paying us ridiculous wages and work that's too hard for the wages they pay. If they want to control the illegal population they should focus on the criminals who are illegal that are in this country like rapists, murderers, and women and child abusers. But most illegal immigrants are law abiding well except the law of being here illegally. Its not their fault its their countries fault where they're from because they don't take care of their own citizens. If I was almost starving to death and live very poor and if the only chance I had I would also go to live in a country illegally to give my children and I. They are just taking care of their families the best way they can here since their countries don't care about their citizens. This country was built on immigrants so now why are we wanting to do a 360 and turning away immigrants. I think its hypocritical. Let's really think about a better way to control illegal immigrants by starting with the root of the problem like the corrupt businesses and make the these companies attract and hire more American citizens and legal immigrants. So that there is more jobs available for citizens and less illegal immigrants.
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    Your car is Japanese. Your vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your tea is Tamil. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers Arabic, your letters Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant? Pull yourself together!

    Racist tactics in an attempt to stop illegal immigration are morally reprehensible. The only appropriate measure to stop illegal immigration here in Indiana would be to actually enforce anti illegal worker laws against the un-American BUSINESSES who are creating the problem.

    We don't create jobs because illegal immigrants came here. Illegal immigrants came here because we are willing to give them a job. America offers them better opportunity as illegal immigrants than their own country can offer them as citizens. Change the incentive and fix the problem. Make business who hire illegal workers actually have to pay for their illegal practices. The fine must be higher than the benefit gained from illegal labor.

    If you cut off demand for illegal labor they will stop coming. It is that simple. While you might feel like you should punish the illegal immigrants, that is not a solution to the problem. More illegal immigrants will always come as long as corrupt businesses are willing to hire them.

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